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  • Tales of grandma sarees- Kantha Handicrafts

    The beautiful tradition of draping the nine yard long sari can best be seen in Indian states of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. Kantha is an old Indian embroidery style practiced mostly by rural women of West Bengal and Orissa.  In Sanskrit ‘Kantha’ means ‘rag’ as the embroidery is made up of discarded garments or cloths. The word Kantha also means throat due its association with Lord Shiva.

    Kantha is a 500 hundred year old traditional work where women and grandmas of the house, use old and discarded pieces of clothes or layer 4 or 5 saris together. Then a running stitch is made on it with different motifs to give it a slight wrinkled and wavy effect. The various motifs are folk motifs, floral motifs, animal and birds figures and geometrical patterns and designs. Themes are generally taken from daily life activities.

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    There are 7 types of different Kantha stitches. The first kind is known as Lep Kantha and is used to make warm padded quilts. Second one is Sujani Kantha and is used to make bed covers for weddings and ceremonies. Baiton Kantha is used on covers for wrapping books and objects. Oaar Kantha is used on pillow and cushion covers, while Archilata Kantha has beautiful motifs and colorful borders and is used for covering mirrors. Durjani Kantha is generally a small piece used to make the inside of a purse, hand bags and wallet, and the last stitch is the Rumal Kantha which has a distinct lotus at the centre and is used to cover crockery and household items plate.

    The thought behind the fine needlework used in Kantha embroidery is to employ old clothes and materials and convert them into something new, attractive and useful. The entire Kantha work depicts a tale or is like an inspirational story representing the hard work and dedication of women and folks.

    The traditional form of Kantha embroidery was done on soft dhotis and saris where the outer layers of the cloth is kept light colored or white. This makes the cloth more attractive and perceptible. The contemporary Kantha is done on the present day garments like stoles, shawls, saris, dupatta, shirts, bedding and other household furnishing fabrics. Nowadays Kantha handicrafts are very much in demand in foreign nations. Many tourists visiting West Bengal take back lovely Kantha handicrafts to gift their loved ones and family members.

  • Evolution of Indian Handicrafts

    Indian handicrafts represent the dignity, style and beauty of Indian culture. Indian handicrafts are as diverse and rich as Indian history. The crafts from each part of India are unique and have been admired since centuries all over the world and reflect the influence of different Indian empires and eras.

    The evolution of Indian handicrafts is rooted in the lap of Indian history and goes back to 5000 years ago where the tradition of hand made items used to whirl around religious values and they were designed to impress the rulers of the time. In 3000 BC, since Indus-valley civilization, several forms of arts and crafts have originated which can be found in museums today. Since then a significant development took place in crafts like textile, stone, metal, painting, pottery and wood. The art of making hand made items initially began as an expression of inner creativity and evolved for trade and commerce, royalty and common people, in the later course. The tradition of using hand made products flourished and evolved as per the needs of common people. Most of the handicraft and its technique have come from the land of art and craft-Iran. Different dynasties and empires witnessed different handicrafts and patronized the respective art to help it evolve and rise. One of the oldest (more than 4000 years) handicrafts of India that is still being used is Dhokra (a distinct style of metal casting).

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    Domestic and foreign trade also played an important role in the evolution of Indian handicraft industry. Since time immemorial Indian artisans and their innovative ideas have left the people across the globe spell bound and amazed by the distinct and appealing pieces of art. Lets have a quick look over the various periods in history where the beautiful art of making hand made items survived and evolved over their machine made counterparts:

    Development of Indian Handicrafts

    Vedic Era 

    The Indus Valley civilization was followed by the Vedic age. In Rig Veda and in Upanishads, reference to a variety of crafts like pottery, wood and metals is found. Although there is no evidence of hand made item found during the time when Vedas were written.

    Harappan Era

    A rich tradition of craft and a high degree of technical excellence in the field of pottery, sculpture (metal, stone and terracotta) and wood can be seen during the Harappan period. It is the time where the craftsmen designed products according to the needs of local people and supplied them to other countries too via sea route.

    Mauryan Era

    Mauryan age witnessed the beautiful art of sculpturing in the 3rd century B.C. During this period a number of stupas, including the world famous Sanchi Stupa with beautiful stone carving was built. Making of contemporary jewelry was also one art that flourished well during this period. The iron pillars of Vaishali (Bihar) and Delhi created during the reign of Emperor Ashoka are the finest example of metallurgy.

    Post Mauryan Era 

    In the period between 1st century BC and 1st century AD the handicrafts of jewelry, sculpture, textile, leather products and metal working ushered reflecting more of British influence but later on changed as per the Indian craft scenario.

    Gupta Era 

    The Gupta (AD 320-647) age is referred to as the most classical period in the evolution of Indian handicrafts and includes the spectacular rock cut temples of Ellora and Ajanta. The craftsmen during Gupta period excelled in jewelry making, woodcarving, sculpting, stone carving and weaving.

    Medieval India 

    The Medieval period of Indian history in the context of handicrafts showed a marked shift from north India to Deccan and southern parts of the country. A high amount of royal treasure used to be spent in carving the walls of temples, and the sculptors too earned a handsome amount. The finest example of stone carving of medieval times can be seen in Khajuraho temple of Madhya Pradesh. Rich and ornate wood and stone carving can be found in Jagannath temple at Puri in Orissa.

    There are lots of different types of Indian handicrafts conveying their history and story of struggle. For example the beautiful art behind some famous Indian paintings like Madhubani, Thanjavur, Warli and Miniatures has evolved and adapted well with time. These paintings mainly portray Mughal style. Another good example is the appealing wooden handicraft items from our country which faced all highs and lows and evolved gracefully thereafter.

    Today Indian handicraft has an unsurpassable position in the global market, after suffering a lot of struggle. As a result, along with the Indian craft, Indian craftsmen are also in great demand all over the world. The products that are commonly admired by other countries and are exported from India are hand crafted jewelry, hand printed textiles and scarves, embroidered and crocheted garments, bags and purses, Mysore and Banarasi silk ,Kashmiri  shawls, leather belts, toys and an array of household and decorative items.

  • Traditional Handicrafts of Karnataka

    Besides its matchless architecture and breathtaking scenic beauty, Karnataka is also blessed with classic and vibrant handicraft culture. The most distinctive attribute of Karnataka handicrafts is that it is produced by using traditional methods that has evolved through ages. Lets have a quick glance over the resplendent handicraft from the state

    Metal crafts

    Metalware in Karnataka has a rich and ancient tradition and the objects serve both religious and secular purposes. A popular and traditional art called as Bidri came to this place from Iran. It entails encrusting one metal into another in the form of wire. Bidriware includes articles like ornamental jugs, bowls, plates, hookah, penholders, candlesticks, and even paper knives.

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    Woodcarving

    The intricate carvings on the ceilings and doors of temples present the most impressive wood work of the state. Karnataka has a rich forest cover which is a good source for making marvellous wooden crafts like lamp shades, baskets, trays, jewel boxes, combs, puppets, toys and even walking sticks with rosewood handles. Sandalwood crafts are especially famous for their style and unique fragrance and usually depicts Lord Krishna and Goddess Parwathi.

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    Ivory carving

    Karnataka, the land of elephants holds supremacy in adorning ivory on earrings, bracelets, necklaces, small ornament boxes etc. This art is unique and surpasses all other Indian handicrafts in its style and beauty. The ivory carving depicts mostly the images of god and goddess especially the images of Lord Krishna.

    Stone Carving

    Stone carving is popular in Hoysala of Karnataka where craftsmen designate gender to the stones for carving sculptures of gods or goddesses The most popular subject of stone carving is the image of Lord Krishna and Lord Ganesha.

    Wooden toys

    The origin of wooden toys dates back to Tipu Sultan, the ruler of the state that time, who initiated vegetable dyes and soft wood for making toys. The impeccable craftsmanship and creativity of Channapatna artisans is depicted in the toys like horses, cars, puzzles etc. Doll making holds its root to Gokak town where the artisans use lightweightwood and a special paste of tamarind seeds, pebbles, powdered jute, rag and natural colors to make eco friendly toys. The nine day long exhibition during Dusshera here is worth visiting, where the dolls are decorated and evenly displayed on wooden platforms.

    Mysore Paintings

    Mysore paintings dates back to the Ajanta time and revived during King Wodeyar reign. The graceful detailing of the images, bright vegetable colors and lustrous gold leaf, make the Mysore paintings look very elegant and attractive. The expertise, hard work and patience of artisans can be clearly seen in any piece of Mysore painting.

     Mysore Silk

    Influenced by the concept of Sericulture Tipu Sultan rendered Mysore as the India’s largest silk producing city. Mysore silk saris and dress materials stands out for its classic sheen and regal look, among all other silk fabrics from India. Today, Karnataka alone is contributing to 75 per cent of nation's silk production.

  • Science behind Buddhist Handicrafts

    Many consider Buddhism as an art of living, rather than a religion. Well, the belief is quite true since many follow Buddhism to find peace and harmony in life. The home science, popularly known as Feng Shui in Chinese mythology is mostly based on Buddhist beliefs of life and living.

    One of the core belief of Buddhism is One self is constantly changing with time, even when you feel that you are the same person throughout your life. Buddhism teaches that art of living and its origination from different energies and vibrations that are present in the Earth's crust. The term, 'Om' is often related to Buddhist teaching and is considered as the first vibration that was naturally present in nature when living organisms came into existence. Today, there are different kinds of Buddhist handicrafts found in themarket, which is considered as a science to livelihood.

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    Many people keep Buddha idols and incense sticks at their home without knowing the science of its existence. So, here we will discuss the scientific aspects of Buddhist handicrafts. According to a scientific Journal CellPress, published in the US, it has been proved that most beliefs behind Buddhism and Buddhist handicrafts that people keep in their home are real and directly related to the change that exists constantly.
    What is the most important aspect that keeps you living? Of course, its positive energy, determination and hope that keeps us alive. When Buddhist teachings came into consideration, it came with different perspective of bringing positive energy, hope and determination through some physical materials which are known as Buddhist handicrafts. Buddhist handicrafts include Buddha Idol, Incense sticks, Idols of Laughing Buddha, and different types of paintings, gems and stones.

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    Remember those Stones that were used when you went for a SPA? Those stones are a natural source of energies that helps to improve blood circulation. And that is the reason why they are rubbed into one's body whenever you go for a body massage. Another Buddhist handicraft is the main idol of Lord Buddha. Feng Shui science says, looking at Buddha idol, can bring peace to your mind. Hence, they are always found decorated with rose petals and incense sticks in Yoga rooms, meditation rooms and many living rooms too.

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    It was published in the Journal CellPress, that these beliefs are actually scientific since these handicrafts are made up of natural elements found in Earth's crust and they tunes with your nervous system, thus improving your willpower and blood circulation. According to neuroscience, this tuning creates an illusion in our brain which helps our mind to think positively about everything around us.

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    The Chinese home science called Feng Shui science, which is often used as an Architectural science to position different corners of your home, also follows Buddhist beliefs. And that is the reason, why big mansions that you may visit, have big pots of scented water and Buddhist idols. Feng Shui says that this handicraft keeps negative chi out of reach and if any negative vibes entered the room, the positivity that already exists inside the room work on it and pushed them away.

    Today, science says, keeping Buddhist artefacts at your home helps to live to a positive lifestyle.

  • North Indian Handicrafts from Ancient Age

    Indian Handicrafts are known to the world and are popular. Handicraft is an art of making crafts by hands and it is a practice which is being followed in Indian since ages. People in India are well versed with the skill of making beautiful decorative and they have that grace since ages. In India, the art of handicrafts in North India dates back to Indus Valley Civilization and it is such a great practice that it is still followed. The handicrafts in North India are majorly consisting states of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh. The artisans from this state had that finesse in their art that they are being recognized in all other states of India as well as to the world. The popular handicrafts are:

    Paintings

    Paintings are beautiful and décor to your place. The art of making paintings isn’t new and is being practiced since ages. There are paintings that depict the culture of Rajasthan that have exotic color scheme and subjecting. Rajasthani culture is beautiful and tempting and everyone gets attracted by such beautiful paintings where women are an important subject to them.

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    Embroidery

    North India is known for textiles. Embroidery is one of the major crafts work here. May it be Phulkaris of Punjab and handkerchiefs of Himachal Pradesh; they all look so beautiful and eye soothing that they add importance and grace to your outlook too. The history of Embroidery dates back to 3rd-5th century BC. They were also too hyped in the kingdom of Mughal Emperor Akbar who used to pay attention to various embroideries in the patterns of Saadi, Chikhan, Ari and Kohra.

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    Copper Handicrafts of Kashmir

    They are handicrafts items that are beautifully carved and are made of copper. The beautiful carvings on the metal keeps you mesmerized and the artisans has that great finesse to do it so beautifully that it looks flawless and no machine can do it this good that a person had done.

    Carpet Weaving

    The Rajasthani Carpets also keep you enchanted with their beauty and was brought to India by great Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. Akbar called artisans from Persia to lay the foundation of carpet weaving tradition in India. The trend has been so much loved by people that carpet is not just a trend; it is the utmost need of all.

    Pottery

    Pottery also has an ancient history and is a wonder in handicrafts. It was founded in the period of Indus Valley Civilization. It is a ceramic art that is indulged in making storage vessels made of clay and then hardened by heat. But this is also an art and is beautiful in it.

    India has a rich cultural heritage and hence the artisans here have been so graceful that they helped us in following a trend that was originated long ago to add beauty to the culture. Handicrafts in India have been enjoying a rich tradition that mesmerizes all.

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  • Himachal Pradesh: Preservation Centre of Indian Handicrafts

    Himachal Pradesh is known for its rich culture and beauty. The colorful dresses, the scenic beauty of place, the folk dance, and friendly nature of the people here is worth appreciating and to be talked about. This makes the place apparently beautiful and hence depicts rich cultural heritage. The most interesting thing about this place is that it is known for its Handicrafts since ages because of the versatile artisans here. For the same reason, it is known to be the Preservation Centre of Indian Handicrafts.

    Embroidery

    Embroidery is very much loved by all and is still the one of the topmost priorities of women when they come to buy. The designs of Himachal embroidery give the handicrafts a mesmerizing look. The designs here are mostly based on Kangra and Chamba School of Paintings. Chamba Rural embroidery is known to be the best and is done on both the sides of plain fine cotton.

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    Weaving

    Himachal Pradesh witnesses winters and it has brought the need of wool weaving. A well known weaving here is shown on a shawl with their striking patterns and vibrant rich colors. Kinnaur Shawls, Sarees, Trousers from here depicts that artistic weaving is still better than those done with the machine.

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    Metal Craft

    Metal Craft is a well known handicraft of Himachal. They play with metals in such beautiful way that it comes out to be in the form of best utensils and jewelry. The casts and ornaments made out of copper and silver will keep you enchanted with their artistic beauty.

    Paintings

    Paintings are the best décor of a place and are much needed everywhere. There can be no place that looks good without a painting and Himachal Pradesh has best of them too. They have evolved in the states of Kangra, Kullu, Chamba and many more that portrays rich culture and romantic scenes.

    Carpets

    They are found in various sizes and colors and you can have the best and versatile collection of carpets made in Himachal Pradesh. Here, Goat hair and Sheep’s wool are utilized to give the carpets their best look and hence they are admired by all.

    Stone Craft

    Stones are easily available in the state and hence the artisans have made out their ways to try something mesmerizing with them also. Therefore, pots, milestones, mortar and traditional stoves are easily available here in the best of designs. It recreates the life in such small things that has brought the importance of handicrafts to all.

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    Wood Work

    Woodwork is also much appreciated here and you will see beautifully carved windows, doors, ceilings and panels here that look appealing. It is also shown in utensils like bowls and jars.

    There are many things that are much appreciated about the culture from Himachal Pradesh like the beautiful caps, shawls and many more that keeps the art of handicrafts alive in India. The state has the best of skilled people who make us proud by showing the cultural diversity we have in India.

  • Interesting facts about Indian handicrafts

    India is famous worldwide for his rich cultural heritage. People from all over the globe visit India to enjoy its scenic beauty and its historical evidences. The Ambiance and essence that India has put forward to the world in terms of Art and handicraft product are remarkable. Indian Handicrafts dated back to 5000 years ago when Indus Valley Civilization started in India. Many Travelers to India inthe  past have said that the rich handicraft diversity of India is the result of the beautiful blend of different dynasties that ruled in India. Though the fact is somewhat true still, it won't be wrong to say that India holds its own essence of handicrafts which dates back long ago foreign intruders started invading India.

    Keeping aside all the myths and facts, one fact that cannot be denied, is the huge impact of Indian handicrafts on different parts of the world. Some interesting facts about Indian handicrafts are summed up here:

    Deforestation Act with Madhubani Painting:

    In 2012, when deforestation, took its highest peak, some NGOs and other organisations, initiated Madhubani painting exhibitions on tree trunks. The result was immense. Not one tree with painted trunks was cut down and the highway number 52 of the Madhubani district became a well-known tourist attraction spot. Madhubani painting is an ancient form of Indian art which dates back to Rajput dynasty in India. Stories of Lord Krishna were drawn on paper clothes depicting stories of his childhood, which letter came up to be known as Madhubani painting. These paintings first originated in the Madhubani district of India.

    Tanjore paintings didn't originate in India

    History has argued about Tanjore painting in India. The modern Tanjore paintings draw Hindu Gods and Goddesses on paper clothes. However, that was not the same during its origin in India. Tanjore paintings actually came to India during the Mughal dynasty. Some Iranian craftsmen brought this painting in India. Apart from that, Tanjore paintings were earlier known to depict stories of  Jainism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity.

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    Organic Kalamkari painting

    Kalamkari paintings of Kalamkari embroidery is a very famous handicraft of Ancient India. Alia Kalamkari paintings that really organic. But the manufacturing cost was huge and gradually the hundred percent organic Kalamkari painting started ruling out of the handicraft industry. But recently some textile industries again started manufacturing 100% natural Kalamkari clothes, which is slowly bringing back the pure essence of this handicraft.

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    The history of Warli art

    Recently Warli art is back in the textile industry of India. Warli art gives AC and modern look to the lanterns and potteries. However, it is important to know that Warli art dates back to 2500 BC. The modern day's cups, mugs, lanterns, and other home decors are seen to get overpriced with Warli art on its surface.

    The oldest traditional art of India:

    The chippa community of Rajasthan formed a traditional art, which dates back to 16th century AD. Rajasthan is one of the most famous textile industry community in India. From the beautiful Bandhani sarees to the Meenakari jewellery, Rajasthan is also famous for its chippa community, which, from the last three centuries are continuously designing sarees with chippa form of traditional Indian art.

    After knowing all these facts and features about Indian handicrafts, every Indian must feel proud to hold such historic essence of traditional handicrafts.

  • The history behind south Indian handicrafts

    From ancient tribal art to British Colonial period, the history of Indian handicrafts is immense in diversion. The colorful pots, the authentic hand stitches, the extravagant fabric paintings are not only stunning but also mesmerizes your artistic soul. Indian handicrafts date back to 5000 years ago, when India's exposure to other countries, encouraged the craftsmanship of India's hard work. Gradually, the mere pieces of handicrafts grew into a colossal profession, which is still adored worldwide. Initially, most of the Indian handicrafts were outsourced as a utility product, but with the changes in time, these handicrafts rather become classy and chic decors to place at homes. Not only home decors, Indian handicrafts also include hand woven sarees, paintings, statues, and sculptures. Indian handicraft is diversified into four zones, north, south, east and west. South Indian handicrafts date back to Indus valley civilization. The stories about South Indian handicrafts are not only appealing but also worth knowing.

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    South India has a lot to offer when it comes to art and handicrafts. The four states that comprise of South India are Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, each of which has its own individual hand made products to offer. From silk sarees to sandalwood and rosewood sculptures to brassware, South India has a wide range of products to offer. While Karnataka is known for its fine silk and handicrafts, Andhra Pradesh is well renowned for its extensive range of hand painting. One of the most famous and ancient handicrafts of South India are made up of wood and coconut shells. Coconut shell toys are widely found in Kerala. And wood handicrafts are more famous in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

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    When it comes to South India, talk about its traditional hand woven sarees is a must. Kanjeevaram and kalamkari sarees are the most famous handloom fabrics of South India, which are widely outsourced to different parts of the world. Silk sarees are another famous essence of South India. Visiting south India and not rolling your eyes over its wide range of silk fabric will be a loss.

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    South India's metal craft is somewhat different than that of other parts of India. South Indian metal works are generally made up of brass. Every piece of metal craft made in South India is made up of different mold or Sancha, which makes each piece a masterpiece. Tanjore painting, bidri crafts and brassware, are other famous handicrafts found in India. A lot of wood crafts can be seen in South Indian temples and houses. Wooden decors are used to design doors and interior of South Indian houses. South Indian wooden handicrafts date back to the Indus valley civilization and still they are used to decorate doors and interior of new mansions in South India.

    South Indian handicrafts also include its gamut of handicraft jewelry. Hyderabad offers an authentic range of pearl jewelry. History says that the ruling period of Mughals in South India brought in the vogue of pearl jewelry in India.

    Keeping in context, the wide of the history of South Indian handicrafts, it contributes a large part of Indian economy.

  • 10 popular handicraft artworks of India

    India is the land of inborn culture and tradition that are still in Vogue. And while talking about Indian culture, the ancient historic handicrafts that India clings to, is worth talking about. Keeping the essence of great Indian artwork in mind, here is an exclusive list of Indian Handicrafts that will keep you awestruck.

    Kamrupi crafts: Kamrupi crafts originated in the Kamrup district of Assam. These crafts are generally made out of brass and bell metal. Glass, plates, decorative stands and pots are made in Kamrupi crafts. Often made with brass, Kamrupi crafts are also designed with gold, silver, and copper.

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    Dhokra Craft: Dhokra craft came in India 4000 years ago and are still in vogue. A gamut of home decorative pieces is made with Dhokra style of craft which includes metal and brass work. The simplicity and warmth that Dhokra pieces bring to the home have absorbed a plethora of both domestic and foreign markets.

    Bidriware: Bidriware handicrafts dates back to 5000 years ago when black metal was used to create different shapes of pots and vases. A blackened alloy of zinc and copper are blended to shapein in different art forms. Bidriware crafts originated from the bid township of Karnataka.

    Pembarthi Metal Craft: The metal handicrafts of Warangal district, in Telangana, is popularly known as Pembarthi Metal Crafts. The flawless art of metalwork, known as Pembarthi Metal Crafts flourished during the Mohenjo-Daro period and are still considered as Indian handicraft treasure.

    Meenakari: Meenakari handcrafts are popularly used on different pieces of jewelry and ornaments to flourish their design and look. Initially, Meenakari handwork was only confined in jewelry but later with the mastery of the artwork, different home decorative products were made of Meenakari style. This artwork belongs to the Kshatriyas of ancient India.

    Bandhani: Embracing the golden sands of Rajasthan and colorful festive culture of Gujarat, Bandhani artwork came in vogue during the Indus valley civilization. Bandhani paintings were famous to create blissful Buddhist idols. Today, Bandhani artworks comprise of the entire textile market of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

    Madhubani Painting: Madhubani painting is also known as Mithila artwork, since this art was first created during the Mithila period, under the rule of king Janak, who ordered his painters to draw the holy marriage ceremony of his daughter Sita with Lord Rama. Incredible stories of Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Bhagavat Gita are depicted in Madhubani paintings.

    Terracotta Handicrafts: Terracotta is an exquisite type of earthenware crafts which are made of clay-based ceramics. Terracotta handicrafts started to take over the handicraft markets of India during the British period but have seen great heights ever since then.

    Chikan Embroidery: Chikan is a traditional embroidery style that originated in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, during the Mughal dynasty. Chikan embroidery is a white on the white type of embroidery which is known as one of the most popular embroideries of Indian handicraft culture.

    Kalamkari Painting: Kalamkari Painting deals with an incredible method of painting natural dyes onto the hand-woven silk and cotton fabric. Originated in Andhra Pradesh, during ancient Indian period, Kalamkari paintings, today are used to create gamut range of sarees, ethnic clothes, home decors and wall paintings.

  • History of Tamil Nadu Handicrafts

    Tamil Nadu, one of the biggest states of South India has an enchanting cultural as well as traditional history that makes the state more diversified and interesting to talk about. Most popular art amongst all, known as Poompuhar brings to life lost and rare handicrafts of Tamil Nadu. The beauty and creativity of the handicrafts of Tamil Nadu keep you engrossed.

    The different handicrafts depicting the culture and traditions of the state add elegance and beauty to not only Tamil Nadu people, but also people all around the world. The different handicrafts of Tamil Nadu Include Paintings of Tanjore, Jewelry, Pottery, woodcraft, Stone carving and textiles.

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    The best thing about the paintings of Tanjore is their mesmerizing beauty and most significant art that gets depicted in them. They are made on wood, mica and walls that make these painting more beautiful and profound. The Jewelry is another most important attraction of the handicraft of the state made of beautiful stones. They make the most beautiful ornaments that embellish the beauty of several people and are loved by all.

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    The love for the handicraft of Tamil Nadu is because of the quality, the authenticity and the diversification in designs the art engrosses. The paintings, mainly Tanjore Gold leaf paintings feature Hindu Gods and Goddesses and their stories. You can find the best Gold leaf paintings in Chennai where you will find authenticity. Since beauty is to be appreciated and art isn’t easily available, one should cherish the culture depicted in art and craft that makes the art as well as culture more appreciable.

    The woodcraft of the state is most commonly used to make the beautiful fiber products that exported abroad. Palm grasses and bamboo are used to make the authentic woodcrafts that add value to the culture as well as to the authenticity and glory of the country. Stone carving is also an irreplaceable art when it comes to Tamil Nadu, the best of which is Granite carving. The crafts of the Musical instrument cannot be ignored. The enticing beauty of art and culture gives the best blend of what comes out to be marvelous. Thanjavur, the hometown of many musicians is the major hub of musical instruments. The beautiful carvings make them wonderful.

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    The art is to be cherished and to be loved by all. The beautiful handicraft is to be explored and hence one can add divine art and beauty to their lives by giving these handicrafts a place in your houses so that it becomes more prevalent and known by all. They belong to the place where creativity and skill is the cast of beauty. The subtle beauty of Tamil Nadu is depicted through these beautiful and mesmerizing handicrafts only and has been endeavoring since ages to provide the best and diversified designs and miracle that can be done through human hands. The state and its beautiful handicrafts also glorify the country as it exposes the rich culture through the handicrafts and make India popularly known worldwide.

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